"Eric" claiming to be from Telstra wanting to fix the junk files on my computer that is breaking my internet. Got a little shirty when I mentioned I run Linux.
I suspect the callerID is a fake and I feel sorry for the real owner of this number
Caller: Scammer claiming to be from Telstra Technical Department
Yet another Telstra scammer (3rd one today) about errors and warning messges form my computer. He hung up when I asked him what sort of errors and warnings they were.
They try to identify what computer OS you use by finding out the key next to the left ctrl key. This lets them customise their spiel so that they can the remote hack your computer.
If they ring you tell them there is a large A next to the ctrl key.
If they ask if it is a Windows or Mac say no, it is an amiga computer running AmigaOS 4.1 (aka as Workbench).
Of course this also meant their pre-prepared Mac/Windows speech is now worthless.
If they want you to download any software so that they can access your computer just tell them it will not run on an amiga OS. This will piss them off.
They may try to get money or personal info out of you though.
1) do not let them access your computer.
2) do not let them trick you into paying them by credit card, debit card, itunes card, Steam card, or western union money transfer.
3) lie to them about who you are, where you are and what you do.
Try to keep them on line as long as possible. It prevents them from scamming others while they talk to you and it is fun making them jump through hoops for your amusement.
I didn't answer phone and no message was left. I have a silent number. Last week someone called, said they had been trying to get in touch. (not sure of their number) and left a message. Sounded recorded. Told me because NBN was being connected in my area, I needed to press 1 to contact a technician otherwise my landline and internet would be disconnected in 24 hours. Only thing was the call had been made 48 hrs before and I still had my landline and internet lol!!! Caller: Dirty scammer
Yep scammers trying to steal your money or identity.
yes they called me with the same deal and said that my computer is being hacked,
i paused and said , how could that be, we dont have any computers only mobile phones.
They Hung Up straioght away
Received call from them also. I didn't speak when I picked up phone answer so they just hung up. Three calls today like this from three different spoofed numbers. Likely Scam to get access to financial details and get control, of your computer if you download their software to give them access. Caller: Scammer claiming to be from Telstra Technical Department
Call from an Indian in Telstra Technical Department about errors in my internet connection.
These people want to scam you into letting them into your computer.
Once in your computer they will control it, steal your information and upload malicious files, virii to it.
Now that you know this you can lead them on and on to make them think that you are doing what they want.
I try to keep scammers like this on the phone as long as possible. It annoys them and prevents them scamming someone else while they are trying to scam me.
They wanted to identify my computer OS by finding out the key next to the left ctrl key.
This would have been used to customise the remote hack for my OS.
So I decided to really confuse them.
I told them there was a large A next to the ctrl key.
They asked if it was Windows or Mac.
Told them it was an amiga computer running AmigaOS 4.1 (aka as Workbench).
Of course this also meant their pre-prepared Mac/Windows speech was now worthless.
Got transferred to their supervisor. Went through the whole thing again.
He tried to get me to download some remote access software (from www.anydesk.com orwww.teamviewer.com) to help them do the remote hack my system. Told them that there were no versions of these software programs that would run on my Amiga. I could tell that this pissed them off.
At first they claimed i had corrupt files. Then they said that someone had hacked my system. Then once they realised they could not remote hack my system they stated that someone had hacked my system and was using my information too make illegal bank transfers.
Apparently instead of calling the cops they wanted me to give them my credit/debit card details. Told them I had no credit/debit card.
They started to get desperate as my money was slipping through their hands.
So they told me to go to "the store" (they did not say which). Buy some steam cards then read the numbers on them. So they could use the money on the cards. Of course they would pay me back for the cost.
Told them I would not do this as they already stated to me that they knew i was not responsible for the illegal transfers. Told them they should call the cops and let them deal with it.
They stated the cops would be around tomorrow and hung up.
I do not expect the cops any time soon.
Caller: Indian ? gent
Said he was from Telstra about trouble I might be having with the slow internet...etc. Hung up.
As said previously, called my private home number, no message left, Caller id identified number but more than likely this is fake. I received a call who claims to be Telstra technician and they want to access my computer to fix the bug which is slowing down the internet connection. I doubted it and called Telstra if it is true. They informed me they never made such call. I guess it's a scam. Blocked their number for good. They called my home number.... i have a silent number, so obviously random calling. Also i let it ring, and no voice, no "hello" nothing.... no Voicemail left. I guess is spam/scam/telemarketing call, or just a silent call.
11 complaints this year
11 total complaints
I Called Back on (07) 3555 1396
I called back number (07) 3555 1396 spoke to a guy but did not say for what company.
GiveTel on 0488 828 707
I called back the number 0488 828 707 and reached vm that said I reached GiveTel
I Called Back on 0478 287 417
I rang back the number 0478 287 417 once but got disconnected
Anonymous on 0413 682 280
I Called Back on (07) 3737 7610
I called back number (07) 3737 7610 rang 5 times then goes to busy tone.
In 2006, there were 40,200 persons usually resident in Sadleir: 49.4% were males and 50.6% were females. Of the total population in Sadleir 2.3% were Indigenous persons, compared with 2.3% Indigenous persons in Australia. more
The most common responses for occupation for employed persons usually resident in Sadleir were Technicians and Trades Workers 17.0%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 15.8%, Labourers 15.7%, Machinery Operators And Drivers 13.9% and Professionals 10.4%.
English was stated as the only language spoken at home by 40.5% of persons usually resident in Sadleir. The most common languages other than English spoken at home were: Arabic 9.1%, Vietnamese 8.5%, Hindi 4.7%, Spanish 4.6% and Assyrian 2.3%.
52.2% of persons usually resident in Sadleir stated they were born in Australia. Other common responses within Sadleir were: Viet Nam 5.7%, Fiji 4.0%, Lebanon 2.8%, Iraq 2.1% and Philippines 1.9%.
* statistcs taken from the 2006 Census for postal area 2168 conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics